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UN to make new bid to resolve Cyprus conflict, but odds stack up

26 Jun 2017 | 6:17 PM

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA, Jun 26 (Reuters) Rival Cypriot leaders meet in the Swiss Alps this week in a make or break summit to find a peace deal ending decades of division for the partitioned island.

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Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7 -presidency sources

26 Jun 2017 | 6:05 PM

By Felix Onuah ABUJA, Jun 26 (Reuters) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7.

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German government, industry in talks about diesel recall -sources

26 Jun 2017 | 5:44 PM

BERLIN, Jun 26 (Reuters) Germany's Transport Ministry is in talks with car manufacturers about updating the engine management software of up to 12 million diesel vehicles, people familiar with the talks told Reuters on Monday.

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More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

26 Jun 2017 | 5:39 PM

MADRID, Jun 26 (Reuters) Two people were found dead as more than 200 migrants adrift in two dinghies off the Libyan coast were rescued by the Spanish navy on Sunday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said on Monday.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

26 Jun 2017 | 5:30 PM

By Christian Shepherd and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, June 26 (Reuters) - Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday.

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With blocks failing safety checks, UK's May calls for more tests

26 Jun 2017 | 5:28 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed to landlords on Monday to allow potentially flammable building material in their properties to be tested as she sought to reassure residents on safety after a tower block fire killed 79 people in London.

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Suicide bombers kill nine in Nigerian city of Maiduguri

26 Jun 2017 | 5:27 PM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Jun 26 (Reuters) Suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri, police said on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the city worst hit by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

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Meagre gains for dollar before central bank speeches

26 Jun 2017 | 5:23 PM

By Patrick Graham LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) Financial investors' lack of faith in another rise in U.

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Romania's ruling party picks PM candidate in bid to defuse crisis

26 Jun 2017 | 5:19 PM

By Luiza Ilie and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST, Jun 26 (Reuters) Romania's ruling Social Democrats picked economy minister Mihai Tudose to replace the prime minister they ousted last week, raising hopes for an end to political deadlock as early as Thursday, their leader said.

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Euro zone bond yields drop as EU approves Italian banking rescue

26 Jun 2017 | 5:15 PM

By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) Euro zone government bond yields fell after Italy received the go-ahead for a state rescue of the assets of two failed lenders, helping to shore up its ailing banking system which is seen as dragging on growth in Italy and the bloc as a whole.

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Romania set to get new govt this week if president approves PM - party leader

26 Jun 2017 | 5:05 PM

BUCHAREST, Jun 26 (Reuters) Romania could have a new government as early as Thursday if President Klaus Iohannis endorses economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister later on Monday, the leader of the ruling Social Democrats, Liviu Dragnea, said.

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France's Macron, Poroshenko hopeful of progress on resolving Ukraine conflict

26 Jun 2017 | 4:56 PM

PARIS, Jun 26 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday expressed hopes of making progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, with Macron pressing for a withdrawal of forces around the border area with Russia.

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Sterling inches higher as May strikes deal with DUP

26 Jun 2017 | 4:53 PM

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Sterling gained 0.

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UK PM May strikes 1 billion pound deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for her government

26 Jun 2017 | 4:52 PM

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to 1 billion pounds($1.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

26 Jun 2017 | 4:51 PM

By Christian Shepherd and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday.

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Firefighters battle flames near Spanish lynx wildlife reserve

Firefighters battle flames near Spanish lynx wildlife reserve

26 Jun 2017 | 4:50 PM

By Raquel Castillo and Sonya Dowsett

MADRID, Jun 26 (Reuters) Firefighters battled on Monday to control a forest fire near the Donana wildlife reserve in southern Spain that forced the evacuation of 2,000 people and the removal of endangered Iberian lynx from a breeding centre on Sunday.

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N.Ireland's DUP will support UK government on budget and Brexit - PM May

N.Ireland's DUP will support UK government on budget and Brexit - PM May

26 Jun 2017 | 4:43 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has agreed to support the British government in parliamentary votes on the budget, and on all Brexit and national security legislation, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

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Wheat eases after weather rally; corn, soybeans steady

26 Jun 2017 | 4:42 PM

By Gus Trompiz and Colin Packham PARIS/SYDNEY, Jun 26 (Reuters) U.

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Thailand charges activist for defying junta orders

26 Jun 2017 | 4:41 PM

BANGKOK, Jun 26 (Reuters) A Thai activist was charged on Monday with defying the orders of the military government, the latest critic to be arrested for activities outlawed since a 2014 coup.

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Russia, upping pressure on Telegram app, says terrorists use it

26 Jun 2017 | 4:39 PM

MOSCOW, Jun 26 (Reuters) Russia's FSB security service said on Monday that the Telegram messaging app had been used by terrorists to plot atrocities on Russian soil, increasing pressure on the service days after the authorities accused it of violating Russian legislation.

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Time Inc, Barclays to launch Fortune 500 stock indices

26 Jun 2017 | 4:38 PM

By Sheila N.

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Pharmacy exec tied to 2012 US meningitis outbreak to be sentenced

26 Jun 2017 | 4:35 PM

By Nate Raymond BOSTON, Jun 26 (Reuters) A former Massachusetts pharmacy executive who was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly U.

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Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

26 Jun 2017 | 4:33 PM

By James Pomfret and Benjamin Kang Lim HONG KONG/BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

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UK PM May strikes support deal, agrees to 1 billion pound in N.Irish extra spending

26 Jun 2017 | 4:22 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) The United Kingdom's government has agreed to increase spending by 1 billion pounds over two years as part of a deal to ensure the support of the province's biggest Protestant party for Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government.

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"Concerning" that buildings are failing safety tests - UK PM's spokesman

26 Jun 2017 | 4:21 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) It is "concerning" that all the tower blocks tested for combustible building materials after a devastating fire in west London have failed, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

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Rubbish piles raise health fears in strike-hit Greece

26 Jun 2017 | 4:19 PM

ATHENS, Jun 26 (Reuters) Sacks of rubbish and rotting vegetables piled high on the pavements of Athens' port of Piraeus on Monday - signs of a mounting labour dispute fast turning into a public health crisis.

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Indonesia police find Islamic State propaganda targeting children

26 Jun 2017 | 4:04 PM

JAKARTA, Jun 26 (Reuters) Indonesian police have found hundreds of books containing Islamic State propaganda targeting children at the home of a suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an officer, a police spokeswoman said on Monday.

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UK PM May's strikes deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for minority government

26 Jun 2017 | 3:58 PM

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government with the support of a small Northern Irish Protestant party.

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No definite arrangements in place for Putin-Trump meeting - Kremlin

26 Jun 2017 | 3:56 PM

MOSCOW, Jun 26 (Reuters) The Kremlin said on Monday it was still premature to say anything certain about a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.

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UK PM May strikes deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for minority government

26 Jun 2017 | 3:48 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May and the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party struck a deal on Monday to support May's minority government.

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